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szdaily -> Opinion
Argentina, more than soccer and tango to offer
    2017-December-4  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

María Paula Villanueva

pauvillanueva@hotmail.com

THE legislative elections of Argentina were held on Oct. 22, 2017 to elect deputies and senators to office. President Mauricio Macri and his political party Cambiemos, which means “Let’s Change,” won the elections in what constituted an extremely important change of course for the history of Argentina. After 12 years of a Peronist government, a new political party led by President Macri refreshes the political scene of Argentina.

Cambiemos has among its peculiarities President Macri seconded by three strong women: Vice President Gabriela Michetti, Governor Maria Eugenia Vidal, and National Representative Elisa Carrió.

In the little time since the new government has taken office, there has already been a different environment. Vidal is the current governor of Buenos Aires, the most important province in Argentina. She is the first woman in history to govern it. Since taking office in December 2016, she is dedicated to the management and administration of the province. Because she is committed to honesty, she is carrying out a huge and dangerous crackdown against corruption and drug trafficking. There is no threat that could stop her. She tries to bring transparency back to politics and to see public works that are still pending due to the previous corruption through.

Cambiemos’ goal is to open Argentina to the world and attract investors.

President Macri has already met with President Xi Jinping on very good terms, both diplomatically and commercially.

What is remarkable this time is that Governor Vidal will take an unusual step: for the first and only time this year, she has decided to travel and is visiting three Chinese cities — Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong — between Dec. 2 and 8, to promote Buenos Aires’ agriculture, infrastructure and tourism.

The province of Buenos Aires produces half of the food the country exports. And while investments from the U.S. and Europe are not very abundant, China remains a privileged partner of Argentina. The promotion of agriculture will be among the main objectives of this trip. There will also be a presentation before an entrepreneurial forum about biotechnology, machinery imports, supermarket chains and hotel chains. The people of Buenos Aires are now thinking not only of the commodities they can offer to China, but also the large-scale tourism that they can offer to China between the countryside and the sea of the province.

Argentina, however, is much more than the beautiful and European city of Buenos Aires with tango music on every corner and its province full of Pampas and oceanic coasts. It also includes the Inca Norte with its culinary, musical and scenic folklore as well as natural areas like La Patagonia, the Great Lakes of the South, the Andes Mountains, the Perito Moreno Glacier, and much more than a tourist can enjoy there.

I also believe that it is a propitious moment for our countries to consolidate not only as commercial allies. I believe that we must strengthen the deepest ties that place our cultures, so diverse and so complementary, in mutual contact. Argentina has much more than soccer and tango to offer to China.

(The author is a writer and Spanish language and literature professor from Argentina.)

 

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